Well I’m writing from a very very chilly Canberra which is a very low 5°C right now … only one word for that and thats FREEZING!!!!

I’ve just popped in quickly to share some bags I made before I left for convention.

The first bag is a Bag-a-Lope and is done using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the greeting is from Level 1 Hostess Set Best Yet.The Panel behind the stamped image is done using the Scallop Border Punch and the ‘friend to friend’ sentiment is from the Pocket Silhouettes.  The instructions for the Bag-a-lope can be found at SplitCoast Stampers here

2009fifthbagalopetartboxinabagThe second bag is done using the gorgeous Raspberry Tart Designer Series Papers and is made using the Box in a Bag tutorial also at Splitcoast Stampers. These are super easy to make and I’m more than happy to show you should you wish to hold a demonstration – remember when you host a demonstration you get to keep everything I make on the day. The flowers are from the Flower Fusion kit and are held together with a rhinestone brad.

As a reminder one of the specials for May is the Buy 3 and get one Free! So when you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Papers you get the fourth pack absolutely free!

There is another awesome special for May as well.

If you have ever considered joining Stampin’ Up!® then May is the best time to join.  In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator for only $150 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code Description Retail Value
112231 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $77.95
113059 Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party $36.95
108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″) $21.95
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad $11.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $37.95

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Now the great thing about any of Stampin’ Up!’s starter kits each of the products noted with an * listed above may be substituted for like items.  So you can select any stamp set to the value of $77.95 when you purchase this kit. If you would like to find out more information about this or the regular Starter Kit and all the benefits of becoming a demonstrator and part of my wonderful team then please email or phone me today.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit

So there you have two awesome promotions to take advantage of during the month of May so choose one … or both!

Dont forget I’ll be announcing my extra special special in line with the Designer Series Paper Promotion on Monday.

It was a very full on day today at Convention but an awesome one at that and I will fill you in more tomorrow if time permits. Tomorrow night sees the Stampin’ Up! Awards dinner where demonstrators are rewarded for achieving particular goals and the top 25 Demonstrators of the Year will be announced. So needless to say I’m looking forward to that – its a great night had by all in attendance – not just those receiving awards.

I’m off to hop into bed and try and get a little more sleep than I did last night – must have been all the excitement for today that kept me awake until 3am last night … now if only the rowdy crowd outside would realise its bedtime too!!

Have a wonderful SAturday!!


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  1. Nice bags! I love the 5th Ave bagalope. Aren’t those fun to make! The other bag is nice to. I made one of those and they weren’t as hard to make as I thought they would be. Looking forward to more of your great work.

  2. Hi Leonie

    Your bags are so cute, I really love the one you made with the Fifth Avenue set…I haven’t bought that one yet, but I’m seeing so many great designs with it, I might just have to 🙂
    I hope you had a wonderful time at Convention, not just absorbing all the great information, but also getting together with all the other girls. I’m sure it was heaps of fun and what a wonderful blessing that you were all able to meet together for the brunch. I hope that went well 🙂
    Take care and I look forward to any convention news you can share with us.

  3. Leonie: I have followed you for a long time and am glad to be part of your Group on Late Night Stampers Blog Stars. Thanks for sharing all your super ideas and I hope convention is inspirational for you. Can’t wait for your shares. Sorry it is so COLD!!!

  4. Oh I love these Leonie. I think I will need to make one and use my Cuttlebug too. Great work and just keep moving and you won’t notice the cold LOL

  5. Can’t wait to hear about your day at convention. I’m living through you at the moment. Love your website. Thanks for keeping us “less fortunate” demonstrators informed (lol).

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